Master of Science: Prosthodontics

Admission requirements:

Application Requirements (North American accredited dental program degree)

  • Possess a dental qualification which makes them eligible for licensure in a province of Canada;
  • Hold a National Dental Examining Board of Canada certificate;
  • Comply with provincial requirements for licensing of Dental interns and residents
  • Application Requirements (Non-accredited dental program degree)
  • Possess a dental qualification eligible for licensure in a province of Canada;
  • Comply with provincial requirements for licensing of Dental interns and residents with the Manitoba Dental Association;
  • English Language Test result (See the Faculty of Graduate Studies' website for English Language Proficiency requirements);
  • TOEFL Minimum score 95  (with at least 20 per section);
  • IELTS Minimum score 6.5 (with at least 6 on each band);
  • NDEB certificate an asset.

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Application materials (Canadian/Permanent Residents & International Applicants):

Please submit an online application to the Faculty of Graduate Studies containing the following:

  • Complete Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Two current letters of reference; one from your current or recent position (note: reference letters are sent to referees through the online system)
  • University Transcripts
  • Letter of Intent
  • English Language Test Score (if applicable)

NOTE: The Faculty of Graduate Studies requires a $100 processing fee. Fees are submitted online with the application.

Applicants are advised that they will be required to purchase the following items:

  • Digital camera
  • Laptop computer
  • Prosthodontics instrument kit (purchased through Dental Stores at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry)
  • Surgical scrubs
  • Recommended textbooks
  • ACLS certification course (provided during training; not included in tuition fees)

About the program

The degree program in Prosthodontics offered at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba is an accredited Master of Science program. Its goal is to provide advanced education and training in the field of prosthodontics to prepare graduates to pursue careers in clinical practice, academics and research.

The program is three years in duration. Two dentists are accepted each year, for a total of six residents in the program at any given time.

During the three years of study, a considerable portion of time is devoted to clinical practice and to exposing residents to all facets of modern prosthodontics. This includes fixed, removable and maxillofacial prosthodontics and the incorporation of dental implants into all of these treatment modalities.

The program is further enhanced by close collaboration with the graduate programs in oral surgery, periodontics and orthodontics, through joint seminars and case presentations. In addition, prosthodontic residents rotate through various clinics to acquire experience in management of patients with head and neck cancer, sleep apnea, temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and craniofacial dysplasia.

From a research perspective, emphasis is placed on clinical and materials research, with expectations of original research and a manuscript suitable for submission for publication. Research in the implant dentistry domain is of particular interest in the division, since the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry has had a long history of providing implant treatment. Additionally, dental materials research in the field of ceramics, including milled restorations, is of interest to the division of prosthodontics.

Strengths of the University of Manitoba program include the low instructor/resident ratio, well-balanced clinical and didactic programs with a critical approach to literature, and opportunities for clinical research. The use of dental CAD/CAM and digital dentistry are also part of the training at our institution.

General program information

The Graduate Program in Prosthodontics has at its disposal a graduate clinic containing four fully equipped and one examination/adjustment dental units, radiographic equipment and treatment planning space. Residents have personal lockers and office space. Dental assistants are available to support activities of the program. In addition to full-time prosthodontists, practising prosthodontists from the community teach in the program part-time.

Residents will accumulate a balanced clinical experience that will include time in a geriatric hospital dental clinic. The clinical program will lead to proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of various types of aesthetic, reconstructive and implant needs, along with the management of patients with facial pain, temporomandibular joint dysfunction and sleep apnea.


Research project in a specified area selected in consultation with the Program Director is a requirement.

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Admission documents such as official transcripts, and any documents you did not upload, should be sent to:

Faculty of Graduate Studies
500 University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Graduate Prosthodontic Program
Restorative Dentistry

Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba

D227 - 780 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB Canada, R3E 0W2